Finding a work-life balance
World Wellbeing Week – Finding a work-life balance
As many people already know, last week was World Wellbeing Week. A week dedicated to raising awareness, sharing solutions, and starting conversations but now it has come to an end, what have we learnt and how can we implement what we have learnt into our everyday lives?
Looking after your wellbeing is all about finding balance, not just in your private life but achieving the all-important ‘work-life balance’. Afterall, how can you look after your wellbeing when you are burning yourself out at work and not resting enough.
Now is the time to ask yourself – Do you live to work, or do you work to live?
Depending on your answer to this question should dictate how you calculate and prioritise your work-life balance.
But where do you start? …
There are lots of little things that you can start today to improve your wellbeing and contribute to a better work-life balance. Simply going for a walk at lunchtime can make all the difference, getting some fresh air and stepping away from all the screens.
Remembering to shut your laptop at your finishing time and spending your evenings with your friends and family or even just by yourself.
Finally, rest! It is one of the best ways to help your body and overall wellbeing, take regular breaks throughout the day. At lunchtime actually step away from your desk, away from the stress and take a break to refuel and regroup.
Creating spaces in the workplace where employees can take some time away from their desks and change their environment is so important when considering individual wellbeing. When looking at adapting your own workspace, Acoustic expert, Rosalind Lambert-Porter recommends “thinking about the different functions that your work involves, think about the different staff and how they work”. When talking about communal quiet working areas, it is a good idea to create a workspace where everyone can use each individual area if they want to, this puts the power in individual’s hands, allowing them to work in the space they need.